AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY/​C&E SOC/​ENTOM/​ENVIR ST  103 — AGROECOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

3 credits.

Agroecology has blossomed across the world in recent decades as not only a science, but also a practice, and a movement. This course will challenge students to employ the multiple disciplines and perspectives that Agroecology affords to analyze our agricultural and food systems wihin a broader context of dynamic social and ecological relationships.

AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY/​DY SCI  371 — MANAGED GRAZING FIELD STUDY

1-2 credits.

This is a course for students who are interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and conservation potential of managed grazing systems, and how these farming systems may contribute to the sustainability and diverse tapestry of Wisconsin's working landscape. Students will visit managed grazing systems of successful grazing-based farmers (graziers) across southern/central counties in Wisconsin, and/or research sites at UW's Arlington and/or Lancaster Research Stations and/or the Discovery Farms Program. Students will have the opportunity to discuss at length with farm managers and researchers the practices in place at each farm and research site. Readings will be assigned and discussed. Students will be introduced to CALS/UWEX pasture forage/nutrient management planning and budgeting software. A course fee (expected to be approx. $75-$100/student) will be assessed to cover transportation between field sites and farmer-grazier cooperator honoraria.

AGROECOL 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN AGROECOLOGY

1-6 credits.

Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. W.-Madison Study Abroad Program

AGROECOL 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-3 credits.

Scholarship on special topics, under the supervision of an agroecology faculty member.

AGROECOL 701 — THE FARM AS SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENDEAVOR

3 credits.

Farms may be analyzed as intentional entities shaped by the contexts in which they must operate. This course explores how these biophysical and social contexts both exert constraints and provide opportunities, leading to the diversity of farms observed.

AGROECOL 702 — THE MULTIFUNCTIONALITY OF AGRICULTURE

3 credits.

Agroecology systems provide a variety of social, economic, and ecological functions to society, each with a different network of stakeholders. This course explores methods of evaluating these diverse functions and perspectives, with a special focus on participatory approaches.

AGROECOL 710 — AGROECOLOGY SEMINAR

1 credit.

Weekly seminar on topics in agroecology.

AGROECOL 720 — AGROECOLOGY FIELD STUDY

1-3 credits.

Field study of farms, processing, marketing, distribution, and policy-making in the food system. Courses will be several days of visits, discussions with the operators, and student-faculty discussion sections. Presentations or written reports may be required.

AGROECOL/​AGRONOMY/​ENVIR ST  724 — AGROECOSYSTEMS AND GLOBAL CHANGE

3 credits.

Impacts of global change drivers (climate change, atmospheric chemistry, bioenergy, urbanization, policy) on agroecosystems and their associated goods and services; environmental impacts of agricultural land use and feedbacks to climate; modeling approaches; critical review of current scientific literature.

AGROECOL 875 — TOPICS IN AGROECOLOGY

1-3 credits.

This course number provides for opportunities to develop and test possible new courses, or to accommodate visiting scholars who may wish to offer a course.

AGROECOL 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Independent research on the student's thesis or degree project.